2014 Midwest Contact Improvisation Teacher’s Exchange (Mid-CITE)
Immerse yourself into the world of teaching Contact Improvisation! Whether you have been teaching CI for years, or only recently realized that you want to teach, this event is the perfect opportunity for you to investigate what is possible in a Contact Improvisation class. During our time together we will look at what Nancy Stark Smith’s Underscore has to offer as a teaching paradigm; explore ways of teaching both basic and higher level skills; refine our ability to articulate what we value in Contact Improvisation; investigate ways to provide feedback that are consistent with the practice of Contact Improvisation; and learn how we can expand who we are as “the teacher” to create deeper, richer experiences for everyone in the room.
Heather Good is a lifelong student of dance with a background in ballet, modern dance, choreography, and improvisation. She founded the current Madison Contact Improvisation Jam and regularly organizes and teaches for the Great Lakes Area Contact Improvisation Enthusiasts Retreat (GLACIER). Heather has studied improvisation with teachers including Eiko & Koma, Pooh Kaye, Daniel Lepkoff, Vera Orlock, Simone Forti, Karen Nelson, Kathleen Maltese, Martin Keogh, Gretchen Spiro, Keith Hennessey, Kirstie Simson, Nancy Stark Smith, and others. Heather has a Masters degree in Arts Administration from the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at UW-Madison and works as Assistant Director for Development and Outreach at the Wisconsin Union Theater.
Daniel Halkin is a leader of the Chicago Jam and has been teaching Contact Improvisation for over 15 years. His practice and teaching of contact improvisation has been greatly influenced by Nancy Stark Smith, Daniel Lepkoff, Kirstie Simson, Kathleen Maltese, Martin Keogh, Jeff Wallace, David Lakein, and the members of the Chicago jam and GLACIER. He has always been fascinated by movement, science, and the human body – which has led him to study physics, gymnastics, dance, aikido, contact improvisation and physical therapy. He is grateful for his ongoing dance exchange and friendship with Heather Good.
Date(s) - 06/06/2014 - 06/08/2014
The Rumpus Room